The Maryland-bound senior rarely left the field and was one of the area’s finest two-way midfielders. In addition to his 18 goals and 15 assists, Holmes scooped up 95 ground balls and won 63 percent of the draws he took. “He was the heart and soul of our team and gave us so much being able to play both ends and work as our faceoff guy,” McDonogh coach Andy Hilgartner said. “He’s very tough mentally and physically – he plays the game as hard as anybody and leads by example with how he was always able to bounce back from any adversity.” Holmes enjoyed a fine three-sport career, also excelling in football and wrestling, as Hilgartner said he grew into a natural leader with all the experience he gained from playing on the various teams.
Here is a link to The Baltimore Sun’s All-Metro first team for boys lacrosse.
Here is a photo gallery of The Baltimore Sun’s 2009 Spring All-Metro athletes.
Here is a gallery of archived Baltimore Sun boys lacrosse photos.